Thursday, February 17, 2005

Today In History: Horace de Suassure

From Today in Science History, Feb. 17, 2005

Happy Birthday! to:

Horace Bénédict de Saussure
Born 17 Feb 1740; died 22 Jan 1799.

A Swiss physicist and geologist, he introduced the term geology into the scientific literature in the first volume of Voyages dans les Alpes (1779-96).